60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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Thursday 15 November 2012 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel .

The Naval Service vessel L.É. EMER has detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 19 nautical miles South East of Mine Head, Co. Waterford late yesterday evening.

The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of technical fishing regulations.

The vessel was escorted by the L.É. EMER to Cork and arrived in the early hours of this morning. The vessel was then handed over to the Gardaí­.

The Naval Service have carried out 1236 boardings, issued 41 warnings and detained 17 vessels so far in 2012.

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Press Release Date: Thursday 15 November 2012

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